Genesis 16:2
Text Analysis
559 [e]וַתֹּ֨אמֶר
So saidConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3fs
8297 [e]שָׂרַ֜י
413 [e]אֶל־
87 [e]אַבְרָ֗ם
2009 [e]הִנֵּה־
4994 [e]נָ֞א
6113 [e]עֲצָרַ֤נִי
has restrained meV-Qal-Perf-3ms | 1cs
3068 [e]יְהוָה֙
3205 [e]מִלֶּ֔דֶת
from bearing [children]Prep-m | V-Qal-Inf
935 [e]בֹּא־
go inV-Qal-Imp-ms
4994 [e]נָא֙
413 [e]אֶל־
8198 [e]שִׁפְחָתִ֔י
my maidservantN-fsc | 1cs
194 [e]אוּלַ֥י
1129 [e]אִבָּנֶ֖ה
I shall obtain childrenV-Nifal-Imperf-1cs
4480 [e]מִמֶּ֑נָּה‪‬
by herPrep | 3fs
8085 [e]וַיִּשְׁמַ֥ע
And heededConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
87 [e]אַבְרָ֖ם
6963 [e]לְק֥וֹל
the voicePrep-l | N-msc
8297 [e]שָׂרָֽי׃
of SaraiN-proper-fs

Hebrew Texts
בראשית 16:2 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַתֹּ֨אמֶר שָׂרַ֜י אֶל־אַבְרָ֗ם הִנֵּה־נָ֞א עֲצָרַ֤נִי יְהוָה֙ מִלֶּ֔דֶת בֹּא־נָא֙ אֶל־שִׁפְחָתִ֔י אוּלַ֥י אִבָּנֶ֖ה מִמֵּ֑נָּה וַיִּשְׁמַ֥ע אַבְרָ֖ם לְקֹ֥ול שָׂרָֽי׃

בראשית 16:2 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ותאמר שרי אל־אברם הנה־נא עצרני יהוה מלדת בא־נא אל־שפחתי אולי אבנה ממנה וישמע אברם לקול שרי׃

בראשית 16:2 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ותאמר שרי אל־אברם הנה־נא עצרני יהוה מלדת בא־נא אל־שפחתי אולי אבנה ממנה וישמע אברם לקול שרי׃

בראשית 16:2 Hebrew Bible
ותאמר שרי אל אברם הנה נא עצרני יהוה מלדת בא נא אל שפחתי אולי אבנה ממנה וישמע אברם לקול שרי׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
So Sarai said to Abram, "Now behold, the LORD has prevented me from bearing children. Please go in to my maid; perhaps I will obtain children through her." And Abram listened to the voice of Sarai.

King James Bible
And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the LORD hath restrained me from bearing: I pray thee, go in unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Sarai said to Abram, "Since the LORD has prevented me from bearing children, go to my slave; perhaps through her I can build a family." And Abram agreed to what Sarai said.
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